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11.25.2013

November Papertrey Ink Blog Hop





This month Nichole challenged us to make little glitter houses.  Can I just say, I am officially hooked!  I have a Pinterest board devoted to these little beauties.  If you do a search for Christmas glitter house or Putz house online, you are sure to fall in love too.  There are even some web sites that have free pattern where you can cut your house pattern from thin chipboard (like a cereal box).

Christmas Village


So what do you think?  My favorite is the church.

Church detail


Little Blue House
Blue house detail


Pink House w/White Gold Roof
Pink House detail


White house w/Pink Roof
White house detail


I purchased my glitter houses from a site called Little Village Houses. I am not to steady with an Xacto knife so I saved myself a step and was able to just get down to decorating and having fun!  I also purchased my fences, sisal trees, and some cute little sisal wreaths from there too.  Fast shipping, well packed, and reasonably priced.

Each house got two base coats of gesso and then a couple of coats of acrylic paint.  I tried choosing paint color  that would mimic Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, and Smokey Shadow.  Each house then got a good coat of glitter (Martha Stewart course glitter and White Gold glitter for the silver roof tops).  For the "snow", I found a wonderful product called Snow-Tex by DecoArt.  My little window panes use PTI's Faux Ribbon stamp set with White Staz-On stamped on their acetate.  For the church, I used some alcohol inks and the tissue that PTI wraps their orders in to make stained glass windows.  The ornaments on the cream trees (that you can't see too well now because of all the Mica flakes) are pearls that I picked up at Michaels.  I also found my snowmen and sleigh in the mini tree section of M's too.  If you have any questions on anything, just let me know and I'll be happy to answer.

Now off you go to look at more beautiful creations from all our PTI friends!  Thanks for stopping by!

Linda

23 comments:

Kathryn A said...

Your houses are just gorgeous!! I love all of your details, like Christmas lights on the house, smoke coming from chimneys, and ornaments and sparkly mica flakes on the trees! The church is awesome--I want to do a church, too!

Rene said...

Absolutely stunning! You have put a lot of work into these. I appreciate your talent!

Marybeth said...

Get out of here Linda!!!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Oh how I love this little village. The cotton smoke is amazing. I am going back to stare at it a bit longer. I have two very old houses like these that were my grandmothers I put them on the tree. thanks for sharing.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, wow, these all look amazing!! Fabulous job, Linda!

artful-notions said...

Linda, I'm very near heaven on your post! Love each and every sweet home. Just when I think I've found a favorite, another catches my eye! So sweet of you share!

Inkyfingers said...

Oh wow, Linda, this gorgeous little village has got to take the prize! I'm sure it is going to become an heirloom and be brought out each year. I could pick one out - I love them all.

Carolanne said...

These are so lovely and detailed. What a wonderful collection of your work! The church is my fav.

Stephanie said...

All of your houses are absolutely beautiful! You have yourself some wonderful Christmas decorations to enjoy for many years to come.

heartforhandmade said...

OMG! this is so fun and pretty, each of the set is just so beautiful

A Crafty Person said...

I love them all! The details are amazing too. I especially like the lights on the blue house and the snowman out front.

Marcia said...

WOW! I am just blown away by this whole village! It is just perfect and a true treasure to enjoy for years to come! Job well done!! :0)

Marcie Rhys said...

My favorite thing about your village, are the colors. (They do look like the PTI colors.) Thank you for making a great walk through your winter wonderland. I wouldn't mind living there. (One day you'll look back, and wonder just when your little Christmas house crafting got started. You won't have room for the furniture in your real house!)

Thank you for taking the time to play and for leaving a comment on my blog. Wishing you a cozy Thanksgiving.

carol (krillsister) said...

Stunning!

BethieJ said...

ALL Of your houses are LOVELY!! That little snowman is sooo CUTE!! FABULOUS job!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Terri said...

Great job on all of them. Love all the different elements. If you need help with your Cameo when you get it let me know.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my gosh, Linda, you are a total over-achiever and I love that you are! You put the rest of us to shame with this full-on stunning village!

Thank you for your comment to me. And, yes, it IS wonderful to have a Playhouse in my backyard! I'm not sure if you realized that from your comment. I hope you can visit again sometime and check it out! There is a tab showing the inside, too.

I have bookmarked your post to go back and stare it when I have more time. You did an amazing job!! Hugs, Darnell

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Theses are AMAZING!! I agree I LOVE church too!! Such a FUN display and something I'd Enjoy creating when I have the time!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

MichelleZ said...

Wow! These are amazing! So pretty!

lisa808 said...

Wow! I am bowled over by your village!

Helen F. said...

What a beautiful little village! I want to move in that pink house :-) Couldn't pick a fave, love them all.

Marie said...

Oh my gosh. These are AMAZING!! The church is my favorite too, but the whole village is incredible. You are so talented.

uncbballfan said...

Linda, I thought I had commented on your houses, but I didn't find one. I definitely came and looked, and all of them are gorgeous. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite.

I haven't seen you on the PTI forum in a few days; I wanted to let you know that the Silhouette online store has 3 Putz-style glitter houses (I think they're by Samantha Walker, but you shouldn't have any trouble finding them.) They're on sale half off until midnight tonight (Sunday). So even if you've been a good girl, and haven't broken that box open yet, you can still get these, and they will download to your library when you get set up.

Danielle Flanders said...

I thought I commented on these before, but don't see one! These are amaaaaazinggggggg!

 
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